31 Fun Party Games For Couples To Play Alone Or With Other Couples

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Playing party games for couples is a great way to spice up your relationship.

After all, everyone enjoys playing games. Fun games can help you grow closer to your partner. Some of these games can get steamy and liven things up in your romance. It is a great way to break away from the usual routine and get to know your partner better and have entertainment. If you want to uncover your accomplice’s innermost thoughts or have fun with them and act wild, games are the perfect way to connect and open up to them. Put down those old board games and check out these 31 great couples games to enjoy together or with other couples. Scroll down!

31 Games Couples Can Play Together

First, let’s start out with games that just the two of you can play in the bedroom to spice things up!

Just For The Two Of You

1. Twister

Twister can be fun when played with friends, but it can also take a crazy turn when playing it only with your partner. The rules of the game are pretty simple. You can get this game at any toy store. It comes with a chart of colorful circles and an arrow on a board. The board with the arrow has colors and limbs on it. When you spin the arrow, one end lands on a color, and the other end lands on a limb. You have to place that particular limb on a particular circle (for instance, left hand on a blue circle). Each partner takes turns spinning the arrow and calling out the positions the other person has to take. You can make it even more fun by adding alcohol to the mix. You can also try adding in some personal rules, like if one of you can’t reach your position, they have to do anything the other person says.

2. The Double Dice Game

With this game, get ready for things to get hot and steamy. Here, you need two sheets of paper. On one sheet, list out actions like touch or hold. On the other sheet, list out different body parts like hands or the neck. Make sure you number all the actions and body parts. Roll a die to pick an option from the first sheet. Then, roll again to pick an option from the second sheet. Each partner takes turns performing these acts on the other.

3. Would You Rather

Looking to get to know your partner better? Then this is for you both! Take turns asking each other questions about what they would rather do. For example, “Would you rather be left alone on an island with me or your favorite celeb”? These questions are bound to cause some chaos, romance, and fun! Add a twist to the game – if your partner does not want to answer a question, they can either take a shot of alcohol or take a dare.

4. The Note Card Game

The Note Card Game as a romantic party game for couples
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This is an awesome game for couples to play. Each partner writes down things they want to do with their partner. Write each of these acts on different pieces of paper and fold them. Throw the folded pieces in a bowl and take turns picking one out. Then, perform the act with or on your partner.

5. Deepest Fantasies

This game can take your intimacy to a whole new level. Each partner writes down their deepest fantasies, and they get to play it out with their partners. It’s all about letting your mind roam free. Depending on how long or complex the fantasies are, you can either stick to one per partner or try out multiple in one night. Or, break the fantasy down into smaller parts and play it out slowly.

6. The Bucket List

Each partner writes down everything they would ever want to try out with each other. It’s basically everything you and your partner have ever wanted to try before you die. Nothing is off-limits until you say it is. You can experiment with positions, places, etc. You can also build on the romance factor by adding cute date bucket list items like “traveling to Paris and dining at the Eiffel Tower” or “kissing in the rain.”

7. Truth Or Dare

This game is a great way to get to know your partner better. If they pick truth, you can ask personal, romantic, or steamy questions to get to know your partner better. If they pick dare, you can ask them to do something naughty for or to you.

8. Cosplay

This is the ultimate bedroom game. Each partner dresses up like the other’s ideal fantasy character. Then, you play out any fantasy that your partner has always had. Think of all the crazy costumes and fantasy storylines you can try out!

9. Staring Contest

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Chances are, when you first started dating, your SO told you at least once that they could gaze into your eyes all day. Well, now is the time to put them to the test. Sit face-to-face with each other and gaze into each other’s eyes without blinking for as long as possible. The one to blink first loses. You can try to make your partner laugh or deploy some soft touches here and there to make your partner lose.

10. Romantic Scrabble

We have all played Scrabble and know how competitive it can get. But you can add a twist to the usual game. In this version of the game, you can only form words that have a romantic connotation, like ‘kiss,’ ‘cuddle,’ ‘spoon,’ etc. The one with the highest points wins, and the loser has to do whatever the winner asks of them.

11. Tic-Tac-Toe

Who said tic-tac-toe is only for kids? Even couples can play it with a little twist. You can personalize it and make it more intimate. Write some sensual actions on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. Now, play a round of tic-tac-toe. The one who loses needs to pick a slip out of the bowl and perform the action on the winner.

12. Sink The Ship

This game needs precision and control. Get a large glass, a shot glass, and alcohol of your choice. Fill the glass with water and set the shot glass in it so that it floats. The aim of the game is to not let the glass sink. Take turns pouring a little alcohol into the glass. The person on whose turn the shot glass sinks to the bottom, loses the game. The loser needs to take the shot and complete a dare the winner asks them to do. Do not limit your imagination and have a passionate night.

13. Throw The Box

It is a fun bedroom game. Find a cubicle box and paste naughty, sexy, and romantic pictures on it. Throw the box like a dice. Perform the action that the dice lands on. You can include romantic gestures like kisses, cuddles, or something more naughty. Take turns rolling the dice and enjoy.

15. The Memory Game

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Take a trip down memory lane with this trivia game. Make or buy cards that contain questions about specific relationship milestones, memories, and firsts. Take turns answering the questions within ten seconds. The one who gets the most questions right wins and can give a naughty dare to the other person.

16. Guess The Flavor

It’s time to kiss and test your palate. In this game, one partner eats a flavored candy while the other is blindfolded. The blindfolded partner needs to kiss their partner and guess the flavor. Take turns doing it, and the one who gets the most flavors right wins. This game can take a steamy turn, and the winner can ask the loser for anything.

17. This Or That

This viral TikTok trend has taken the internet by storm. This amusing game is the best way for couples to experiment in the bedroom. You need to take turns giving each other two naughty options, and the other person needs to pick one as quickly as possible. For instance, you can ask them, “A kiss on your lips or a kiss on your neck?” And you need to do whatever they pick.

The best thing about these couple games is that you can take any of these games and just put your own spin on it. Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Michael Douglas play golf together with a twist. They make bets while playing golf that involve the loser dropping down their pants on the course. You can do the same with any other game. If you’re playing Jenga and one of you makes a move without dropping the stack, the other partner has to do something for them. With a little imagination, even chess can get very crazy and funny!

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Add a spicy twist to Jenga by writing down your dares on each block. Play out that dare on the block you take out without dropping the stack.

If you and your partner hang out with other couples often, here are some fun games you can play with them!

Fun Games To Play With Your Couple Friends

18. Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity as a quirky party game for couples
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This card game is meant to be played with your close friends. Be warned that things can get dirty or awkward really fast. The game has two card stacks – white and black. In every round, one person asks a question from a black card, while the others have to answer with a randomly picked white card. The black card questions can be something like “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s __________.” And one player’s white card can read “poor life choices.” The naughtiest or funniest answer wins.

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You can make your own set of cards and mention instances specific to your friend group and packed with your in-jokes.

19. The Couple Game

This relationship-building game determines which couple knows the most about each other and also helps them in socializing with one another. Each person writes down intimate questions on cards. Each couple will have paper and pens with them. Then, each couple takes turns to answer the questions. If the couple’s answers match, they get a point.

20. Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunt as an elaborate party game for couples
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If you’re an active couple with equally active couple friends, this is for you! Have a friend who is not involved in the hunt plan the whole treasure hunt. They need to leave clues for all the couples who are participating. The one couple that reaches the prize first wins. This game can have its “awww” moments, but don’t be surprised if you find a couple fighting over a task! It is one of the fun activities and great team-building exercises and is enjoyed by couples, friends, and family.

21. The Coconut Game

This fun game involves coconuts! A couple stands facing each other with a coconut placed between their tummies. The aim is to move the coconut up to their mouths without using their hands. Sounds familiar, right? It’s the game Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler play in Just Go With It. It got them closer but also started a fight between another couple. So you know it’s bound to shake things up!

22. Flip Cup

Flip cup game as a fun party game for couples
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This game involves drinking and flipping over cups. Yes, it’s that simple! Most people drink alcohol, but you can try it with non-alcoholic drinks as well. It can be played as couples against each other or each partner against the other. Each player has to drink alcohol out of a plastic glass, place it upside down at the edge of a table, spin around, then try to flip it over so that it lands upside down again. You need to flip as many glasses as safely as possible within a time limit.

23. That’s What She Said

This card game is very similar to Cards Against Humanity, but it’s mainly filled with twisted innuendos. Here you have two stacks of cards – red setup cards and white phrase cards. One player reads out the red card, and other players answer with their white cards. Things can get very hilarious. It’s a great way to get to know new couple friends.

24. A Number And A Drink

This crazy game involves numbers and drinks. First, gather a bunch of drinks and edible liquids. You can use alcoholic drinks, condiments like ketchup and mustard, and strange liquids like pickle juice. Number each of the bottles. Then, write down the numbers on pieces of paper and toss them in a bowl. One person has to pick three pieces, and their partner has to drink a blend of those drinks. There’s no aim to this game except to have fun!

25. Dumb Charades

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This game never gets old, even when you are an adult. Prepare a few paper slips with movie names, and divide the party into two teams. One member of each team picks up a slip and acts out the movie while keeping silent. The team that guesses the most movies correctly wins.

26. Yay Or Nay

The rules for this game are simple. You and your partner need to take turns asking each other questions about things they have done in their life. If the answer is ‘yes,’ the one answering needs to take a shot, and if the answer is ‘no,’ the one who asked the question needs to take a shot. There is no winner in this game, but fun and thrill are guaranteed.

27. Two Truths, One Lie

It is an easy game to play with other couples at a party. One person will say three statements about themselves of which two are true and one is a lie. Their partner needs to guess which statement is a lie. If they are wrong, the couple gets eliminated and gets a punishment.

28. Never Have I Ever

This is one of the most fun games to play with other couples at a party. Each person states a thing they have not yet done, and those who have done it take a shot. It can get naughty, amusing, and tipsy pretty quickly. This game will help you get to know your partner and friends better.

29. Hold Your Laugh

Laughter is the best medicine, but here it can be the reason you lose. Each couple is a team here. Each team gets 3 minutes to find the funniest video they can on YouTube. Then, each team takes turns playing their video, and the entire party watches it together. The one who laughs first gets eliminated along with their better half, irrespective of whether they cracked up. The other couples can give them a punishment. The couple that does not laugh till the end wins the game.

30. Pass The Hoola

This competitive game tests your speed and coordination. Each couple stands close together, and all the couples form a circle. When the music starts, the first couple passes a hula hoop over their bodies together from top to bottom and passes it to the next couple, who does the same. The couple holding the hula hoop when the music stops, loses. Resume the music and continue the game. The last couple standing wins.

31. Couples Beer Pong

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Give a twist to this classic party game by tweaking it for couples. Set up a beer pong table with one couple on each end. Take turns throwing the ping pong ball into the other couple’s beer-filled cups to get them drunk. This game tests your accuracy and can lead to competition between couples. Cheer your partner on and engage in some friendly rivalry.

Infographic: Top 10 Fun Ideas For Couples To Experiment In Game Nights

Game nights are an exciting way to renew the sparks between a couple or grow a bond with your other couple friends. They also serve as great icebreakers if you are welcoming new people into the group. Also, fun games give each partner a break from the fast-paced busy life they lead. While the above article has many fun ideas for couples, we’d like to highlight a few of the best ones that should definitely be on your ‘To Do’ list.

Check out the infographic below for a curated list of the top ten fun ideas to play either with your partner or other couples.

top 10 fun ideas for couples to experiment in game nights (infographic)

Illustration: The Bridal Box Design Team

Liven up your relationship by playing these party games for couples. We have listed various card games and trivia games that make up the best fun activities for couples to spend some quality time together. They are great for breaking up the monotony and building your relationship. There are many variants of cards and board games designed for couples. Some of these group games can get raunchy as well, so choose the one that suits you and your partner. Set the tone of the evening accordingly, and call over other couples as well for a fun evening. There’s something for everyone here, and you can personalize them by adding your spin to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pictionary board game?

Pictionary is a 2 team board game where one team must guess what a player from the other team draws.

How do you host a board game party?

The first step to hosting a board game party is making the guest list. Once done, schedule the game night, and choose fun board games that all can play. Offer food and drinks while playing.

How can I make a couple games for a party more exciting?

You can add a competitive element by adding a prize or light punishment and add obstacle courses or dance-offs to keep the games more active. You can also use music and incorporate themes like Valentine’s Day or Halloween to keep the games fun and exciting.

How many players are needed for couple games?

Couple games are meant to be enjoyed by two people (one couple) in a romantic relationship. If you wish to have more fun, you can involve as many couples as you want to make it more joyful and interactive.

Are there any couple games that can be played without any props or equipment?

You can play “20 Questions”, “Would You Rather”, “The Newlywed Game”, “Truth or Dare”, or “Never Have I Ever” as they do not require any props.

Can you recommend some outdoor couple games for a summer party?

Cornhole, giant jenga, frisbee, water balloon toss, piggyback race, giant tic tac toe, or horseshoes are some outdoor games that couples can play during a summer party.

What are some good prizes for couple games at a party?

You can add a romantic dinner, a weekend getaway to an Airbnb, a couple spa day, a movie night, a couples cooking class, or personalized gifts to keep the party lively and interesting.

Key Takeaways

  • Setting up games for couples at your party is a great way to have fun and make memories.
  • You can set up a Twister or organize a Treasure Hunt for your couple friends.
  • The Flip Cup game can be played as couples against each other or each partner against the other.
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Discover exciting party games that will add fun and laughter to your gatherings from the following video. Jazz up the ambiance!

Laura Silverstein
Laura SilversteinLicensed Clinical Social Worker & Therapist
Laura Silverstein, LCSW, is a licensed therapist with 30 years of experience. She is the founder and co-owner of Main Line Counseling Partners, Bryn Mawr, PA, and the author of Love Is an Action Verb. Laura is certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and is popular among media outlets, such as The New York Times, Real Simple, and The Today Show, for her expert advice.

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